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Janis Joplin's house in Larkspur, Marin County, CA: back deck above stream
A half-acre slice of Larkspur's Baltimore Canyon - land that legendary rocker Janis Joplin once called home
. The property is part of 380 W. Baltimore Ave., Joplin's redwood-studded home
at the time of her death in 1970. The hard-living rocker died at age 27 from a drug overdose in a Los Angeles hotel room.She had lived in the wood-shingled, creekside house less
than two years.
It was a trippy place. After the Summer of Love went sour in the Haight. Hordes of hippies rented or simply squatted in the many run down, semi-abandoned summer cabin
s scattered throughout the wooded canyons of what was then a decidedly low-rent town. Some even set up outdoor camp "communes." An IJ editorial cartoon at the time depicted torch waving hippies dancing around a campfire. The caption read, "In a canyon called Madrone." Jerry Garcia lived one block up from my house
(Millard Road) "Dire Wolf" was written while Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia were sharing a house on 271 Madrone, Joplin was one street over; Ken Kesey lived just over the hill. Janis' occasional outdoor "jamming" was heard but not appreciated by nearby residents. Hirsute, tie-die clad hippies wandered the streets in various states of consciousness and undress, often playing flutelike recorders. In home
decor, multicolored woven "god's eyes" replaced lace and shades as the window treatment of choice. Local authorities did little to stem the onslaught, but a couple of years later, the hippies were pushed out by another new trend - rising real estate prices, which made their cabin
s too costly to use as crash-pads. The remaining hippies headed north and west.. Longtime residents were stunned by the hippie invasion, wondering why all these strange people were coming to Larkspur. Cars from large parties lining the roads and Joplin driving her Porsche, painted in a psychedelic design, up and down West Baltimore Avenue.
There were sightings of Doors singer Jim Morrison and rocker Kris Kristofferson, who wrote "Me and Bobby McGee" which become a Joplin hit after she died.
Nearly 40 years later, there are still remnants of Joplin's short stay in the house, including a small bar made from redwood burl and wall paneling. There's also a 4-foot-high dog door next to the front door that Joplin had installed for
her St. Bernard. A bathroom includes a tiled sunken bath and shower below a skylight that looks out into the towering redwoods. Joplin's pool table still stands in the family room